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Gender: F Meaning of Rebecca: "servant of God" Origin of Rebecca: Hebrew Rebecca's Popularity in 2014: #184

Rebecca is a name representing beauty in the Bible, an Old Testament classic that reached the heights of revived popularity in the seventies but is still a pretty and prudent choice. The Becca short form is more stylish now than homespun Becky. The biblical Rebecca was the wife of Isaac and the mother of Esau and Jacob. Rebekah was a common spelling of the name in the Bible.

Rebecca's popularity dates back to the Colonial period; after records started being kept, she hit the Top 100 in 1940, and eventually was in the Top 15, now ranking at Number 184. Nickname Becky is a staple in such classics as A Little Princess, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and Vanity Fair, while the full form features in the eponymous Daphne du Maurier novel, in Ivanhoe, and in Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm.

Famous People Named Rebecca

Rebecca Louisa Ferguson, Swedish actress
Rebecca Romijn, American actress and model
Rebecca Skloot, American writer
Rebecca Sophia Clarke, American children's author
Rebecca Clarke, English composer
Rebecca West, English author (born Cicely Isabel Fairfield)
Rebecca De Mornay, American actress
Rebecca Miller, American film director
Rebecca Minkoff, American fashion designer
Rebecca Welles Manning 1944-'04, Rita Hayworth & Orson Welles' child
Rebecca Gayheart, American actress
Rebecca Black, American singer
Rebecca "Becky" Rosso, English actress; twin sister Milly Rosso
Rebecca Adlington OBE, Olympic medal winning swimmer
Rebecca Field, American actress
Rebecca June "Bec" Cartwright, Australian actress
Rebecca Byler, ex-Amish woman (reality show "Breaking Amish")
Rebecca Krohn, American ballerina
Rebecca St. James, Australian Christian singer
Rebecca Marino, Canadian tennis player
Rebecca Hall, English-American actress
Rebecca Rittenhouse, American actress

Pop Culture References for the Name Rebecca

"Rebecca", novel by Daphne du Maurier
"Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm," children's novel by Kate Douglas Wiggins
Rebecca "Bex" Baxter, character in Gallagher Girls by Ally Carter
Rebecca Louise Chadwick, character in The Mother-Daughter Book Club
Rebecca Howe, character on "Cheers"
Rebecca Rubin, American Girl doll
Rebecca Chambers, character in "Resident Evil"
Rebecca Crane, character in "Assassin's Creed"
Rebecca Donaldson-Katsopolis, Jesse's wife on TV's "Full House"
"Rebecca Lynn," song by Bryan White
"Rebecca Came Back from Mecca," 1921 pop song
"Rebecca," song by Tesla Boy
Rebecca, Japanese pop band
Rebecca "Becky" Bloomwood, character in "Confessions of a Shopaholic"
Rebecca Sutter, character on "How To Get Away With Murder"
Rebecca, character in "Ivanhoe" by Sir Walter Scott
Rebecca Mitchell 'Beca', lead character in "Pitch Perfect"
Rebecca "Newt" Jorden, character in the movie "Aliens"

Becca, Beck, Becka, Beckee, Beckey, Becki, Beckie, Becky, Bekka, Bekki, Bekkie, Reba, Rebeckah, Rebekkah, Ree, Reeba, Riba, Ribecca, Riva, Rivah

Rebecca's International Variations

Réba, Rébecca (French) Rebekka, Rebekah (German) Reveka (Greek) Rebeka (Hungarian) Rive, Revkah, Revka (Israeli) Rebecka (Nordic) Reveca (Romanian) Revekka (Russian) Rebeca (Spanish) Rifka (Yiddish)

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